The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Tester
Rank 76 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs requiring an Automation Tester 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.40% 0.39% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £170.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1140 938 867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.08% 91.69% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 460 395
Average daily rate £350 £340 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 91 77
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.00 £10.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £22.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Automation Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Tester in the job title across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Automation Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Tester across the Buckinghamshire region.

Automation Tester Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Automation Tester
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited Automation Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Automation Tester in their job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) WebDriver
3 3 (42.86%) BDD
3 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (14.29%) SAP
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing

Automation Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited Automation Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Automation Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) WebDriver
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
1 3 (42.86%) BDD
1 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) SAP